C2H4

Shanghai transplant Yixi Chen’s retro-futuristic Los Angeles label C2H4 is rooted in rebellion and scientific philosophy, plunging deep into an intergalactic underground culture through daringly experimental hi-tech garment construction. Named after the molecular formula for ethylene, which is a homophone for “Yixi” in Chinese, the label's innovative disposition deploys unconventional methods to create never-before-seen textiles, shaping a resoundingly distinct menswear aesthetic. After leaving China at age 17 to study film and theatre at the University of California, Chen dropped out to pursue a career in fashion, launching C2H4 in 2014. Her combined love for cinema and science-fiction subculture generated an all-consuming interest in the field of garment and textile design, casting her on a subversive path of sartorial storytelling. Concepts range from hypothetical space scientists to binary codes and DNA’s nucleobases, producing sport and streetwear-inspired designs with forward-thinking functionality emphatic hardware intricacies. Using her studio as a laboratory, Chen’s meticulous approach elevates wardrobe mainstays like lounge pants, shorts and jackets into space-age casualwear with contrast piping and 3M reflective elements. Achromatic t-shirts and hoodies with bungee-drawstrings are ironically modernized with vintage tech and sci-fi-inspired graphics and logos.

C2H4 - Grey Company Logo T-Shirt

C2H4

Grey Company Logo T-Shirt

$95 $48

C2H4 - Black Company Logo Hoodie

C2H4

Black Company Logo Hoodie

$220 $130

C2H4 - Grey Company Logo Socks

C2H4

Grey Company Logo Socks

$25 $15

C2H4 - Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

C2H4

Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

$210 $105

C2H4 - White Company Logo Socks

C2H4

White Company Logo Socks

$25 $17

C2H4 - Black 3M Bandwidth Track Pants

C2H4

Black 3M Bandwidth Track Pants

$220 $136

C2H4 - Grey Logo Socks

C2H4

Grey Logo Socks

$25 $18

C2H4 - Grey 3M Track Jacket

C2H4

Grey 3M Track Jacket

$320 $182

C2H4 - Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

C2H4

Grey 3M Logo Print Track Pants

$210 $130

C2H4 - Grey Disposed Flashdrive Short Sleeve Shirt

C2H4

Grey Disposed Flashdrive Short Sleeve Shirt

$220 $108

C2H4 - Grey Colorblocked 3M Tactical Vest

C2H4

Grey Colorblocked 3M Tactical Vest

$520 $244

C2H4 - Black Crossbody Bag

C2H4

Black Crossbody Bag

$160 $91

C2H4 - Black 3M Bandwidth Vest

C2H4

Black 3M Bandwidth Vest

$380 $213

C2H4 - Grey 3M Panelled Shorts

C2H4

Grey 3M Panelled Shorts

$140 $91

C2H4 - Grey 3M Bandwidth Cords Hoodie

C2H4

Grey 3M Bandwidth Cords Hoodie

$220 $152

C2H4 - Grey 'FM-2030' Inside Out Baseball Cap

C2H4

Grey 'FM-2030' Inside Out Baseball Cap

$80 $42

C2H4 - Grey & Black Tactical Jacket

C2H4

Grey & Black Tactical Jacket

$480 $254

C2H4 - Grey & Black Logo Pouch Bag

C2H4

Grey & Black Logo Pouch Bag

$140 $87

C2H4 - Black SD Card Utility Waist Bag

C2H4

Black SD Card Utility Waist Bag

$250 $153

C2H4 - Grey Instruction Bucket Hat

C2H4

Grey Instruction Bucket Hat

$100 $58

C2H4 - Grey Utility Shorts

C2H4

Grey Utility Shorts

$250 $170

C2H4 - Grey Instruction Print T-Shirt

C2H4

Grey Instruction Print T-Shirt

$95 $76

C2H4 - Grey Utility Shorts

C2H4

Grey Utility Shorts

$250 $155